OHIO STATE V. INDIANA
- January 22, 2021
- Bloomington, IN
- Short course yards (SCY)
- Indiana 166, Ohio State 134
- Notable absences
- OSU: Georgia White
The Indiana University women were powered by their sprinters and breaststrokers in a win over the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes, opening with a narrow 400 medley relay win, 3:40.58 to 3:41.20. It’s a big win for Indiana over the defending Big Ten conference champions.
In the breaststrokes, sophomore Emily Weiss was a double winner, going 1:01.15 in the 100 and 2:12.09 in the 200. Her teammate Noelle Peplowski posted runner-up finishes in both (1:01.99/2:12.89). In the 200, Mac Looze (2:16.55) and Abby Kirkpatrick (2:16.91) touched third and fourth, respectively, for IU.
In the sprint free, Ashley Turak snagged wins in the 50 free (22.86) and the 100 free (50.11). Indiana had success in mid-distance free, too, with Josie Grote posting a 1:49.32 in the 200 and Ella Ristic nabbing the win in the 500 free (4:52.38); Ristic was the 200 free runner-up (1:49.44), while Grote touched second in the 500 (4:54.45).
Hoosier freshman Elizabeth Broshears claimed her first collegiate dual meet win today, posting a 53.94 to take the 100 fly; she was only two-tenths off of her lifetime best 53.75 from 2018. Sophomore Carla Gildersleeve picked up the 200 fly win for Indiana, too (2:01.50).
Targeting a thin Indiana backstroke group, Ohio State made moves in those events. Brynna Wolfe grabbed the sweep, going 55.01 in the 100 and 2:00.03 in the 200. Sally Tafuto and Katie Trace were two other winners for OSU, Tafuto going 10:03.12 in the 1000 free in an OSU 1-2-3 sweep and Trace going 4:18.72 in the 400 IM to beat IU’s Peplowski (4:19.24).
IU freshman Anne Fowler continued her unbeaten streak while in official college competition, scoring 356.18 in the 1-meter and 372.75 in the 3-meter.
- Indiana 185, Ohio State 115
- Notable absences
- IU: Bruno Blaskovic
The Hoosier men were hard to stop today, powered by a triple from sophomore Brendan Burns.
Burns first swam on IU’s A 400 medley relay, splitting a 46.67 on the fly leg. Their A went 3:11.89, and their B 3:12.56 for a 1-2 sweep, their B relay touching a good two seconds ahead of Ohio State’s A. Freshman Tomer Frankel was a touch faster than Burns on the B relay for Indiana, splitting a 46.55 on that fly leg. Jacob Steele (47.43) also out-split A relay’s Gabriel Fantoni (47.98) on the backstroke lead-off.
Burns claimed the 200 fly for his first individual win, posting a 1:44.67 to win by almost three seconds. He hit almost the same time in the 200 back coming out of the first break, going 1:44.87, before he rounded out his meet with a 47.08 in the 100 fly, beating Frankel this time (47.54). In the 200 free, Frankel did get a win, posting a 1:37.42 to out-duel Paul Delakis of OSU (1:38.18). Delakis is the top returning 200 freestyler in the Big Ten from last season.
Indiana added more wins in diving, with Andrew Capobianco sweeping both boards: he scored 417.00 in the 1-meter and 473.55 in the 3-meter.
Jason Mathews led OSU with two individual victories, successfully completing the breaststroke sweep (53.28/1:57.73). In the 50 free, Sem Andreis eked out a nail-biter, hitting a 19.84 to knock-off IU’s Jack Franzman (19.85). Franzman was untouchable in the 100 free, though, the only finisher under 44 with a 43.47.
Also picking up victories for OSU were Hunter Armstrong, a transfer from West Virginia, and the aforementioned Delakis. Armstrong was 47.06 in the 100 back, ahead of Steele (47.59), as he moves to the #21 spot in the country this season. In the 400 IM, Delakis was 3:54.79, winning by over four seconds.
To close the meet, Indiana split 19’s across the board to hit a 1:19.16, just ahead of OSU (1:19.64). Andreis had the best split in the field (19.45).